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of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a mess. it's complicated, and with hearings and investigations yet to come, this can only get larger from here. we
, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who first came to the attention of investigators, leading to an unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news e-mails between general petraeus and broadwell were indicative of an extramarital affair. this on the heels of the presidential election, bound to raise lots of questions. we have two reports starting with nbc's andrea mitchell who was first to break the story. andrea, good evening. >> good evening. the scandal that's shaken the national security and intelligence world, began, officials say, with a complaint to the fbi that did not even mention david petraeus, and did not reach the white house until after the election. general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed by a cascading series of events sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was
biography by paula broadwell. another west point graduate, a doctor he met at harvard >> when i was in kabul, i would do a lot of interviews on runs. >> reporter: nbc news confirmed that the fbi opened investigations into whether or not broadwell had access to e-mails or other computer information. the white house learned of the situation wednesday, say sources. officials say petraeus called and asked to see the president thursday, acknowledged the situation and offered to resign. the president asked him for 24 hours to consider the situation. today, while juggling the economic speech, he called and thanked him for extraordinary service to the united states for decades, and wishing him and his family the very best. at this difficult time >> from their perspective, the trust simply was lost. and you can't have a cia director when there is not perfect trust. >> reporter: diane feinstein called it an enormous loss, saying i wish he had not done it, but i understand. i respect his decision taking over, the highly respected deputy, michael moral. feinstein will hold intelligence hearings on bengh
, paula broadwell fbi got access to her e-mail account and found she sent them. but they said her e-mail account also included what appeared to be suggestive e-mails from david petraeus, that first they wondered if somebody hacked into his private account. interviewed separately, both admitted their affair, officials say. broadwell, in late september, petraeus, in october, low-level documents were found on her computer. agents eventually determined she had proper access to them after reviewing all the evidence, the prosecutors determined no crimes were committed no leaking of classified information. no threat to national security. some say they, or at least president obama should have been told about the investigation while it was going on. >> once the fbi realized they were investigating the cia director, or they came within the scope, i believe at that time they had the absolute need to tell the president. not to protect david petraeus, but to protect the president >> reporter: but the justice department official says the fbi never tells other agencies when they're in the middle o
-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they said stay away from her, sources close to him said she could ruin him allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or electronically hacked, referring to a meeting that she and general allen that she and general allen scheduled. sources say they received four different e-mails, telling jill, she is up to no good, asking him, do you know what your wife is doing when she has different with general petraeus? officials say the e-mail had enough inappropriate inform
's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who the fbi believes was on the receiving end of those e-mails. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has been working the story. she joins us now with the latest developments. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. according to multiple government officials, the woman who made the initial complaint to the fbi is a close family friend of general petraeus, and there is no indication of anything more. now, the details are still murky, and lawmakers are demanding more answers. ♪ >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund-raising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family friends. officials say petraeus's downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidated e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news
on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew two four-star generals, david petraeus, and john allen, set off a chain of events, even as the president spoke for the first time about the scandal at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they warned the general to stay ay from her, that she could ruin them, e-mails that were forwarded to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thinking she sent it at a joke kelley said she told general allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or she never realized the impact the e-mails would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and t
schedule? the fbi says that the trail led to the biographer, paula broadwell, seen here on a mission in 2010. in afghanistan a military reservist and fellow west point graduate, broadwell attended the general's confirmation hearing for the cia according to petraeus's account to friends, a few months later their affair began and lasted for ten months. broadwell often talked about her security clearances and recently about the benghazi attack, seeming to cite inside information. >> now, i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia had actually taken a couple of libya militia members prisoner, and they think the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get the prisoners back. >> do you have any information on that? >> no, my staff was told about that, they were told this is not correct, we'll see. i mean, this is something we need to check out and check out carefully, and we will. >> reporter: feinstein will chair a senate inquiry into benghazi later this week. she wants to know what was learned by the senate chief there shortly before he resign. >> we have asked to see t
to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation hat he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, there was a picture he sent, telling the seattle times it was a joke. he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. >> reporter: today, eric holder was asked why he didn
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